"This is Ocala tower
information Gulf, 1651 Zulu, wind at 270 at 13
Gusts 21, this will be 10." Two seven Zero
take off 36, at 13 Gusts to 21. Hey everyone
Jason here in 23 Mike Zulu with you getting ready to depart
and showing you a great crosswind take-off and crosswind landing
in gusty conditions. Afternoon Ocala tower, skyhawk
23 Mike Zulu Alpha 11 36 ready for departure.
"November 23 Mike Zulu, Ocala tower, Runway 36, clear for takeoff
make left close traffic, Wind is 280 at 18."
360 cleared for take-off left traffic 23 Mike Zulu
thank you. Alright, so change that up a little bit 280
18 now, always getting that appropriate wind check. Let's start and let's work
our way through this here together. Using every bit of runway, like you guys know I like
to do. Coming on out. Aileron in
into the wind. As you can see.
Smoothly applying some full power, and my ailerons stay
like this. Maintain directional control with the rudder
As I'm building up my air speed, and I'm babying some of that control out,
and we are up and flying.
Woo Hoo. It is gusty today.
geez, and we are getting bumped today.
Bumped around like crazy. Look at that crab angle I had to put in here
as we're climbing up and out. Flying on through
here. I want to make sure, I'm looking this way
I want to make sure I'm maintaining flying that
straight on out. Whoo it's gusty.
Getting bumped all around here. Maintaining that
and maintain this crab angle. A big part of this is gonna be
managing our traffic pattern as we come
on through as well. It's gonna prove to be so important. Now,
notice too, once I start and I make that left crosswind
I'm gonna be turning right into the wind, watch what that will do to my vertical speed as I'm now
ready. I'm gonna turn my left crosswind, which is basically now turning right on into
the wind. Remembering what the wind is doing to me in each little
phase of flight here.
Alright, turning in and look at my vertical speed 1,000 feet per minute as
we're coming on. I didn't change my pitch or anything like that, just turned it into the wind helping increase that
climb. Pattern altitude is gonna come real quick. And you're gonna look out and go I'm not covering as much
distance across the ground. So when I typically turn downwind at something like
a 1,000 feet, I'm not gonna turn yet because I'm at the altitude, but I'm
not covering as much distance across the ground so I'm still gonna hold my traffic pattern altitude
here for just a second. And we will hold this until about like normally
at, which actually out over this way quite a bit, so I'm gonna fly
loke this. Then I'm gonna remember the wind is gonna try to push me
back towards the runway as well. I'm gonna turn that down.
"Clear for takeoff, proceed on course to the west." And I'm kind of rolling through that turn but
I'm not gonna roll perfectly 90 degrees on out because I know the wind is
going to work to push me back towards that runway.
So I'm gonna hold, I'm holding like a 2, 20
heading right now. As crazy as that sounds,
but I'm flying this way. You're gonna pull this 2 20 here.
I'm gonna call midfield here in just a second.
23 Mike Zulu is midfield for a full stop.
"23 Mike Zulu, runway 36 is clear to land, and wind is
290 at 14 gust 24." 36 Clear to land. Thank You,
23 Mike Zulu, I appreciate those wind checks because when you heard the ATIS that was
45 minutes old in that case, we're waiting for a new one to come on out here.
Maintain this, I'm making sure I'm not getting pushed in and creeping into the runway, like I said
I'm maintaining that nice crab angle here. I'm coming up
I'm maintaining that nice crab angle here. I'm coming up
I'm near my touchdown point now, I need to get down. Carburetor heat comes on,
I'll bring some power back, and I am using zero in the flap department. There is no
chance I'm using any flaps in this case.
Flaps what do they do? Yes, they slow us down, but they make that wing surface area bigger, they
add another component for some of that wind to get up underneath and it's not gonna be good news coming in
on a crosswind, or in gusty conditions, and we have both here today. I'm gonna
slow this on down, and just manage it using power. Coming on down
Now, this is very important. I'm about to turn base, where is the wind going to be?
Right? It's gonna be behind me, so it's gonna push me. This is why we do turns around a point.
It's gonna push me very, very quickly through this turn. I am not gonna have
much of a base. So I'm actually bringing, my powers back almost back to idle,
here, because I know I'm not going to have much of a base. I know I still need to get down
a little bit, and the wind is just gonna push me right on through here.
And I'm rolling out and I have a heck of a tail wind here right now.
Got a ground speed of like a 102 here, but I'm just showing about
85 indicated. Right? We're coming through, final looks
clear, I have some birds out in front of me here I need to watch.
There they are, he already cleared me to land. I'm not looking
and by the way I need to time this, I need to turn a little bit early based on where the wind is,
because I'm not looking to hit a point, I'm not looking for a gorgeous landing
I'm looking for a safe landing on the center line to put that upwind
wheel down and roll this airplane on out. That's what I'm looking for here.
Look how, looks like I'm skiing through this turn as it's kind of below
blowing me on through here. I've got a little bit of power and I need that power to
keep coming on down. And we're working our way on down
I've got a nice crab angle, I teach the crab to side
slip here. So we're coming on in. I've got a nice little crab angle
and then we're gonna go ahead an I'll put that upwind wheel down first. I can see
the windsock is exactly right. If anything it has switched quite a bit to that
280. Maintain this coming on down. It's 280
some power out, keeping that nose coming down.
And just flying it all the way down. I still have power and even right here.
I'm going into my side slip I still have a little bit of power in.
That powers back, back, back, back, back. Now I'm back to idle, I'm holding it, just
riding the waves, riding the waves. Holding it here, holding it here.
Waiting for that to come on down. There's my upwind wheel, there's my next crosswind
correction comes in and let it roll. Just let it roll right on out.
"correction 3 Mike Zulu, turn right next to actually at Alpha
6 any contact around point 4."
Alpha 6.4 thank you 23 Mike Zulu. And ride this on out, now I'm slowly
getting on the brakes, applying a little back pressure, a little aerodynamic braking
here but I don't want to get flying again. Be very careful of that and then we can turn
off and we'll contact ground here on Alpha 6.
Wow that was a really gusty day. What a fun takeoff
what a fun day. You notice I was a little quieter on that video than normal right? You can always tell
when it's a challenging flight when Jason's quiet, that's a tough one. Can't wait to read your comments
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